Hyderabad, August 14 : The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday set aside the election of TRS MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh from Vemulawada constituency as he was not a citizen of India and submitted fake documents to prove his citizenship.
Ch Ramesh, a professor in the USA, contested and won from Vemulawada seat in 2010 by-election. Earlier, he was with the TDP and resigned from the party over Telangana issue.
The High Court orders came following a complaint lodged with the Union Home Ministry in 2009 by one Adi Srinivas alleging that Ch Ramesh, a professor in the USA, was not an Indian citizen and sought enquiry into the allegations. He also alleged that Ramesh submitted fake documents stating that he was in India for one year and got dual citizenship. Ramesh was then issue a show cause notice by the Home Ministry.
However, Ramesh obtained a stay from the High Court against the enquiry which was later vacated by the court following a supplementary petition filed by Adi Srinivas. The enquiry by the Home Ministry ruled that Ramesh was not a citizen of India. Based on these findings, the High Court on Wednesday set aside his election from Vemulawada constituency. INN